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The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

See notes on (a) Pilgrims place and (b) the claim Barbados 3216 (Pilgrims place). William Reece was the claimant with Robert Haynes jun. the executor. Haynes was awarded the compensation.

1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner


There appears to be no record of the Gibbons estate in the compensation records.

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot) 65(F) 51(M)  

Return of William Reece, his own property. 9 of the enslaved were in right of marriage (3 female, 6 male).

T71/521 224-27

Return of Robert Reece, his own property. A zero return but previously 111 enslaved. Since 1820 changes in the numbers were: 8 births; 6 deaths; 113 enslaved sold to William Reece (Robert's brother).

T71/529 755-8
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of William Reece, his own property. Previously 3 enslaved. Reece purchased 168 enslaved from Robert Reece together with 6 from William T. Bascom; there were also 4 births and 6 deaths. (A clerical error in the Register puts the total increase as 179 rather than 178.)

T71/529 759-63
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot)  

Return of William Reece, his own property.

T71/536 155-6
[Number of enslaved people] 186(Tot)  

Return of William Reece, his own property.

T71/544 163-4
[Number of enslaved people] 188(Tot)  

Return of William Reece, his own property. Previous return showed 5 enslaved.
Changes: births: 24; purchased from Thomas A. Jones: 159; gift of A. M. Spooner: 5; purchased of James Whickham: 1; manumitted: 2; deaths: 17.

T71/549 150
[Name] Gibbons  
[Size] 324  

Listed in Christ Church, property of Chase.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at